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by BetsyBug
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

I have been terrible about updating my story here...... last we talked I had gotten a new lower nitinol archwire on my lowers and had several brackets replaced. Well yesterday that awesome new archwire decided it was going to eat the back of my cheek, there is now an awful blood blister and a gaping...
by BetsyBug
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Hi Smilehope!! Yes I am feeling better. My teeth have changed quite a bit in the last week and a half. When my lowers started standing straight instead of slightly tilted I have small gaps between several teeth. The open part of my bite on the right anterior area is showing up more now since everyth...
by BetsyBug
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Wow I just found myself at the bottom of page 2. Sorry I have been away for so long.. I have to keep this post short and sweet, I am having a flareup of carpal tunnel syndrome paired with tendonitis. I'm not really supposed to be on the computer at all I have had a few visits since my last post. I s...
by BetsyBug
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41331

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

Kimmie!!! Your teeth are looking great. Sorry I haven't been around. This semester is killing me. :)
I hope you can avoid elastics and headgear as well
by BetsyBug
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces
Replies: 237
Views: 23984

Re: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces

Your pictures are great you two look so happy!!! (teeth are lookin good too!!)
by BetsyBug
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

I had to go in yesterday because I broke a bracket off and had to go get it reattached. They didn't want to wait until next week since we are so close to being done. So I went in and they reattached it, also I complained about the teeth on the right that are lower. The ortho looked at them and said ...
by BetsyBug
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

teeth.jpg
sorry about the crappy pic I took it with my cell phone, but I think you can see what I'm talking about. In the picture on the left (my right in person) the teeth slope downward instead of having a level plane on the lowers. Its really bothering me, would it bother you?
by BetsyBug
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

I'm sorry I have been neglecting you all, I have been crazy busy with school, work and kids. It is nice to have a date set to get my braces off but I'm having an issue with what I see in my mouth. My lower teeth are uneven. The lower arch is lop sided to the right, and my teeth starting from my righ...
by BetsyBug
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Thanks Ellabelle I have had a blast with the colors. I went with silver this month though because I have several interviews and speaking appearances this month. The good news is at my appointment not much changed a tweak to extrude my upper canines in my archwire. I think it is now bent between ever...
by BetsyBug
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Hi everyone. It's been a while since I was here....probably because there's not much to report. Teeth are pretty much the same. I go in for an adjustment on Tuesday so maybe I will have some new news then. In other news, my 7 yo daughter has the flu. I'm busy trying to make sure the other 4 kiddos d...
by BetsyBug
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!
Replies: 268
Views: 27963

Re: Getting Braces At The Age of 54!

Dee - Its amazing how much better you feel (psychologically and physically) when you rest well. I have had similar anxiety problems (not related to braces but everything else) and have not been able to sleep for days because of it. I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (I have had pain fo...
by BetsyBug
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Thanks Duncan!! My teeth are feeling so much better. It seems like the overbite is leveling out a bit but I'm a little disappointed that my lowers seem to have gotten worse as opposed to better. I'm sure they will be all figured out when it all is said and done. I like the colored ligs. I keeps it a...
by BetsyBug
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

Ok here is a comparison of last adjustment and yesterdays. Lots of difference I think. The new pics are the pink/black ligs smile http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/betsybug/DSC04503.jpg?t=1353817696 http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/betsybug/DSC04512.jpg?t=1354744001 lop sided overje...
by BetsyBug
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Betsy's getting braces
Replies: 209
Views: 47974

Re: Betsy's getting braces

I had my appointment today and good news. No more elastics for now!! Yay. Ortho started looking at my teeth and said they look really good. They took a new pano so he could see where my roots were. He pulled off both my upper and lower wires and proceeded to bend and bend and bend some more..... I d...
by BetsyBug
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)
Replies: 280
Views: 41331

Re: Kimmie's Road To A Beautiful Smile (PICS)

That sucks that you are hurting. Hopefully those chains work fast and close those gaps!!! Love your Christmas colors..